Seasonal Cocktails For Your Thanksgiving Table

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As you prepare for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner with friends & family, check out the below cocktail recipes that are sure to keep you and your guests tipsy all night long!

Cruzan Rum, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Laphroaig, and Midori – all have something for every person (and personality!) seated at your table.

Cheers!

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For the Seasonal Celebrator
Cruzan® Old Pal

Cruzan
Cruz Old Pal

2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond Dark Rum
1/2 part Bitter Red Liqueur
1/2 part Fino Sherry
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients over ice in a mixing glass and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange peel cut to look like a feather

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For the Traditionalist
Knob Creek® Old Fashioned Holiday (recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)

Knob Creek
Knob Creek

1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1/2 Part Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 Part Lemon
1 Part Wild Ale (like Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales®)
1 Egg White
Nutmeg for Garnish

Combine all ingredients in a bar tin without ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Double strain into chilled lowball glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

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For the Cocktail Connoisseur
Laphroaig® Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Laphroaig Montgomerie
Laphroaig Montgomerie

1 1⁄2 parts Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts apple cider
1 part fresh lemon sour

Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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For the Whiskey Novice
Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Cocoa

Basil Hayden
Basil Hayden’s Spiced Cocoa

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/4 part Nocello® Walnut Liqueur
2 parts Spicy Hot Cocoa* (see recipe below)
2 Chili Peppers (for garnish)

Pre-heat mug by filling it with hot water – discard water after 30 seconds. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and Nocello® Walnut Liqueur to the heated mug. Add the spicy hot cocoa and gently mix together. Garnish with chili peppers.

Spicy Hot Cocoa*
1/2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Cup Water

Method: Mix dry ingredients together, add hot water and stir until dissolved.

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For the Liquer Lover
Midori® Cider

Midori Cider
Midori Cider

1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
2 parts Apple Cider
1 Wedge of Lemon
1 Apple for garnish (optional)

Fill the glass with ice and pour in Midori®. Squeeze 1 wedge of lemon and drop in the glass. Add apple cider, stir gently, and garnish with an apple slice (optional).

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